Sunday, February 20, 2011

I want you to tell me a secret...

I've been making little sort of manifesto "business" cards for years. I made this one a few years back, inspired by the website For years I had thought that I could tell my closest internet friend, Kathleen about my own secret, hoping we could each help each other through rough times, bathing in each other's honesty and coming out clean. The internet, however, in my opinion, isn't always the most inviting, comfortable place to discuss such emotional things. I had wanted to create a little secret box of sorts, with pictures and various things telling my story to give her, to be opened one day when the time was right, but I never did. I always felt like my writing lacked a certain integrity, no matter how honest it might seem, because I could never find the words to approach this one taboo subject. In that regards, all these cards I gave out in the past made me feel hypocritical, but no longer. Secret's out. I can tell it to total strangers now almost like I was talking about the weather in only a few months. If that isn't a profound example of growth, then I don't know what is.

1 comment:

  1. This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story with so much courage. I can relate to having a secret--actually two--that relate to my health that make me feel so vulnerable and small. Thanks so much for sharing. It's inspiring.